So if he was watching your posts.. he is likely horrified at puppymill enthiasest status. For all that I dislike his 'training advice' I do think CM likes dogs and wants them to have a chance at a happy life. Dogs in Puppy mills don't get that.
I think being an extremist kicks butt compared to being ignorant and abusive! WooHoo! Go us!
There are people here who are not professional dog people who BLOW ME AWAY with the work they have done with their dogs. I've seen videos of focused, eager, happy dogs working with their owners. I've seen photos of dogs who, whether they are a breed I particularly admire or not, look like such incredibly healthy, fit, pleasant examples of dogdom that I can't help but be drawn to them.
And I have just about peed myself reading some of the posts from...others.
We did it exactly the way the book said to use it - made sure it was put on correctly, used quick tug-and-release corrections, the works. In the seven years we had that dog, she NEVER learned to walk on leash without pulling, even with daily walks and exercise before the walk.
I watch a lot of episodes of Cake Boss . . . does that make me a cake?
Watching episodes of Say Yes to the Dress . . . am I now a wedding dress?
Dude, you've had your dog for like 5 minutes. Get a clue before you open your yap and give out horrid advice that ISN'T based on hands on learning. If you drop your weird narcissistic streak and just READ the forum and LEARN different ways of thought and THEN develop your own opinions, you'd be a much more useful member of this forum.
No the reason is not because I consider them to be children, my dogs are treated like dogs rightly so. It's because they're care is my responsibility and it's a commitment I made to them when I brought them into my home.
And quite frankly the way you talk I wouldn't trust you not to harm them...which says a lot about you sir.